Curriculum Vitae

MBA graduate with six years of prior consulting experience in organizational effectiveness and business strategy. Five years of fund management exposure in sourcing deals, leading due diligence, and closing investment rounds.  My work in Fund Management and Venture Capital led me to create curriculum and workshops for founders and new investors. It's also led to keynote and panel platforms where I discuss barriers to inclusive and innovative investing.

2020

Berkeley Law/NVCA

Venture Finance Certification

2019

Willamette University

Maters of Business Administration: Venture Capital Finance

2014

Adelphi University

Master of Art in Social Work

2011

Binghamton University

Bachelor of Science in Human Development

2017-2021

Key Positions

  • Managing Director of Black Founders Matter

  • Due Diligence Lead for Portland Seed Fund

  • Creator of Cube Accelerator: Portland State University

  • Adjunct Faculty: Portland State University

  • Curriculum Contributor: Willamette University

  • Fund Manager: Mid-Valley Fund

  • Fund Manager: Angel Oregon

 

Certificates

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NVCA/Berkeley Law: Venture Finance Certification

VC University provides practical training on venture finance for entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys and anyone else interested in emerging company finance. VCU provides an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge issues in emerging venture finance and connect with local leaders and influencers from Silicon Valley. Through lectures, interviews with leading venture capitalists, and interactive assessments, participants will learn the nuts and bolts of venture finance and earn a certificate of completion.